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so that's where you'd have kept your precious pieces. we did find some money in there at one stage, after my father died. really? yes, but it was just notes, not coins. yes, not stashed with gold sovereigns, then. no, no, no. well, it's just a nice feature. it's nice to see that. um, the other quite unusual feature is the press-molded glass handles, and not ordinarily a large chest of drawers like this, of this design, would date from around 1840. i suspect with these glass handles that it's probably slightly later than that-- maybe 1845 or 1850. do you place any value on it? i've no idea. it was just a piece of furniture in our home. well, i think if you were to sell it, you would expect to get something in the region of £600 or £700 for it. really? so it's not an insignificant amount. oh, no, no, no, no, no. oh, that's wonderful. that's lovely. i have to say, when i first saw your dog i wasn't too impressed with it.
it kind of looked a bit like a fairground prize to me, but it's become more interesting to me all of a sudden because i've seen a catalogue entry for it just here. and this catalogue entry is from a sale called the paul lichter collection. now, i want you to tell me why it's so special. uh, because it was elvis's original hound dog and i simply adore elvis and always have done. it was in graceland for 25 years which is his home. so that's why it's so special. it is, yes. now, let me quickly have a look again. it says, "elvis presley's r.c.a. 'nipper' dog from the california concert tour, 1957." now, there was something quite interesting happened on the tour wasn't there? with this dog. with this dog. he came onstage with this dog. your dog's molting on me. i know. he's very old, like me. as long as he doesn't get too much white hair on my suit. that's all right. elvis came onstage with this dog, didn't he? and he was accused of performing
a lewd act. rolling around on the floor with him. and i believe the california police got involved and he was warned about his behavior with this dog. i can't imagine what he got up to, but i'm sure it wasn't anywhere near as bad as probably people portrayed. i think it was just the era. it was rock 'n' roll making an impression. so the sale was, what, about 10 years ago-- 1997. do you mind me asking what you actually paid for it in the sale? no, no, i paid two-and-a-half thousand pounds and five hundred pounds commission. right, okay, so he cost you... both: ...£3,000. well, i've certainly had my money's worth out of it. i've really enjoyed owning it, but, yes, i would like to know if it's gone up in value. i think that you've probably done okay on it. in the case of a sale like that, i think there was probably a bit of euphoria surrounding the sale. a lot of people would have turned up to buy things that were so personally related to elvis. i think you've probably done okay. i think he's probably worth £3,000 or £4,000, but i'm not going to go too wild. i think that you paid about the right kind of price for it, but i can see from what you're saying
that that's not the most important factor, and at the end of the day, i don't know that that matters to you much. he's got a very nice kennel at home. good. no, he's lovely, and thank you for bringing "nipper" along. it's my pleasure. thank you. we occasionally see scroll paintings on the roadshow. they're nearly always that galloping horse which was sold on the high street in the 1950s and '60s. yeah. it's actually not a painting; it's a print. but these are a different kettle of fish altogether. are they yours? no, they belong to my mother. where did she get them from? my father, who was a sea captain, and he brought them in in the '60s, early '60s. he was going out to china, presumably. yeah, to shanghai, mainly. tell you what, he had a good eye. he could have bought real rubbish, but he didn't. these are actually very nice paintings. right. the chinese, for a couple of thousand years had this fantastic system whereby
if you wanted to get on in life, you took exams and you could be the humblest peasant and if you passed your three exams you were made for life. and the exams were not like our "a" levels or anything like that. it was serious stuff. i mean, it was you know, big time. and mostly after you passed your exams you would progress through the civil service. a very few got through the exams and said "i'm gonna drop out. "i don't want to be an administrator. "i want to go out into the landscape and right poetry. i want to paint paintings." and these were the literati, and this is the sort of thing that they did. and what's fascinating about this
is we've got here, effectively, the table on which you did your scrolls. i've never noticed that. now, here we have a painting of-- i don't know whether he's-- he may be a grandfather, he may be a particular member of the literati. one can't be sure. the boys are bringing him refreshments. have you seen this? i've noticed that, yes. do you know what it is? it could be a bird or a bat or something. it's a bat! it is a bat? yeah. this boy's pointing at it because a bat in chinese is fu and fu is a homophone for "happiness." oh, right. and a red bat... double happiness. oh, okay, yeah. isn't that wonderful? i mean, just a tiny little thing, and it just works. and it just gives the picture more
meaning. and this one i think is just wonderful. i suspect that it dates from the early 19th century, but i'm not 100% sure. it shows a gnarled tree growing from a rock. highly symbolic. you would stand and you would look at that for two or three hours getting inspiration from it. and the colors of that one are just great. now, what are they worth? um, that i think's probably £600, £900. that one, £1,500, £2,000. right. and that, two to three thousand pounds. surprised. very surprised. very nice. take them home, hang them up and meditate thereupon. that's the idea of it, yes. thank you. thank you.
now, you've got a little label on the bottom here that says "dresden." what do you think this plate is? well, i understood that it was about 1780. i think when we turn it over that-- who did i think it was?-- ferdinand, was it? prince ferdinand of bavaria and there's a schloss at the back. a castle. might be his. this one here. okay. yes. you've got-- you've got quite a long way down the lane, haven't you, really? i think i'll leave the rest to you. well, first of all let's get rid of this word "dresden." it is the word we used in the old-fashioned days to denote the meissen factory. for convenience, we date its origins to 1710. um... and very shortly within 10 years of setting up, they started using this mark the crossed swords. but the english would carry on calling it "dresden" right into the relatively recent past. but that's one confusion over. now, the first thing is that this
was probably decorated not at meissen. it was made at meissen and then almost certainly, it was decorated outside possibly by an artist who specialized in this particular color scheme a man called meyer who worked at premnitz. it's absolutely typical of meissen not at the end of the 18th century-- i think you said what, 1780? i did. it's not. it's much closer to about 1725 so it's actually very early on. yes. it is an exquisitely painted image. the quality that comes out of meissen is princely. pieces that were made at this time were made for princes, for ambassadors, for vips. it's almost an extraordinary conundrum that in the first phases of a new art within a few years it reaches the height that it never reaches in decades or even centuries afterward. so, we're looking at porcelain painting already by 1725
as good as it will ever get. yes. how did you get it? my mother... uh, lived in jersey, and she had a very great friend called sylvia macleod and she was the widow of the macleod of macleod... yes. ...of that time... ...and when she left to be put in a nursing home nearer her children, she gave my mother that as a... so it was a formal gift. ...parting gift, yes. well, that's an interesting background and it will be interesting to trace that further back. there was, of course a lot of trade between scotland and the continent. all i can say is that, to a porcelain collector today that is... a little nugget. what's it worth? oh, i don't know. nothing. nothing, because it's a token of friendship, so it's worth everything. yes. well, it's worth a lot to me. if you wanted to buy one of these in a london auction,
you'd probably have to spend somewhere between £4,000 and £5,000 for it. oh. it's a lot for a plate isn't it? it's a little trophy. well, do you know... ...i only just stopped the cat jumping into the china cupboard the day before yesterday and now the china cupboard is shut. so... have you thought of budgerigars? i've got a parrot. now, boxes of treasure come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but this is a box of treasure that's just right for me because... look what it's got inside. now, being a girl whose nails are seen on the telly quite often i would love a manicure set like this. it has got everything you could possibly want apart from a device for getting stones out of horses' hooves, and probably it's got that in there too. probably has! but i'm also looking at a photograph of what is obviously a very stylish lady.
now, tell me how the two connect. well, this is my mother-in-law, and she was as old as the year, so she was 24 in 1924, when she was married. and i have a feeling that perhaps this was a special wedding present from her husband. i just wonder. it isn't the sort of thing parents would give. oh, no. far too-- far too flippant i would have thought for a parent. but, um, for a husband maybe. it might have been a wedding present. now, let's just have a look here, because i can see on a lot of the pots and the devices and the buffer and so on there's the initial "n." "n." she was nell. wonderful. her name was ellen but she was known as nell. and the hallmarks... well, they're different. i can see their different. they're very tiny. not easy to see. i can see they date from about 1926 through to about 1929.
oh, so-- so it couldn't have been a wedding present, so, not a wedding present, but maybe an anniversary present or the birth-of- a-child present. but tell me a little bit about nell. i mean, it's lovely to hear a daughter-in-law saying that she was a lovely mother-in-law. she was a lovely mother-in-law, she really was and we had fun together, and i used to go with her when she was choosing dresses. presumably-- i am presuming right, am i that these are her dresses? well, i have a box full of all these 1920s things. and, um, they could have been sister-in-laws. and they're the same sort of date. this-- this wonderful, bias-cut dress here, with its very understated beading, i would have said is dating from the early '30s rather than the 1920s. oh, would you? yes, yes. dresses in the 1920s were dangerously modern... yes, of course they were. ...and up to the knee... ...whereas, in the '30s, again they became long and sinuous. we're surrounded by objects, really which speak to us of a bygone age of elegance,
when people had-- had time to prepare themselves to dress beautifully to do their nails beautifully-- a time which we don't have anymore. you know we pop something on, rush out again-- we don't have that time. and the dresses themselves-- i mean, if they had been in a dressing box that i had i'd have been terribly tempted to wear them, i must say. our daughter has worn it and when i was bringing it here she said, "mummy do take care of it because i may want to wear it again," so... ( laughs ) don't leave it behind! don't leave it behind! i think we ought to set up a little nail bar here for some of the chaps in the roadshow who spend a lot of time gardening or taking objects to pieces and putting them back again with no regard to their nails at all. i think we could do a roaring trade. but, as an object, this lovely mahogany manicure set would be collectible. even though it's not an antique-- we've proved it's not an antique--
but even so, i would have thought we were talking about perhaps £300 to £400. oh, really? an absolute joy. yes, yes. and thank you so much... ...for letting us hear a little bit about your lovely nell. thank you for having. it's been a great pleasure. you can almost hear the charleston, can't you, or one of those wonderful 1930s tunes? right. that's right. ( 1920s period music playing ) well, you've brought me a most marvelous little diamond pendant-- i must say, really pretty, and with a striking design. have you thought about the flower that's in the center of the design? i don't know what the actual flower itself is, but, yes... when i first saw it, i slightly worried about that too but i think we can be absolutely sure that it's a rose, because there are little tufts on the buds of the rose here and although it's highly conventionalized i'm absolutely sure that that's what that is. and that's actually the absolute key to the understanding of this jewel.
what's it mean to you? i just love it. it came from some very great, dear aunts that i inherited it from about 20 years or so ago. i'd just like to know a little bit about it from that point of view. well, i can tell you a lot about it. it may not be in a direction that you're expecting, maybe. it's made certainly in about 1890 to 1900, and although it's a supplier from huddersfield, we can say with absolute confidence it was made in london. but the person that made it was trying to tell us a message, and the rose is a very interesting emblem in jewelry, because it has a parallel in the language of flowers and it always stands for love. it's one of the attributes of venus. it's so beautiful, and it carries with it the message of pain as well. it's the pleasure and pain of love because it's a striking, fragrant, beautiful thing, but then you prick yourself on the prickles, and so it's an emblem of what our human relationships are. right. but, if you do that... ...that's one message. if you can join it with diamonds, it's forever. so, this pendant is saying "forever love" to the recipient... oh, interesting! ...and it would have said it pretty loud, actually.
it's a surprise to you isn't it? it is, because they were maiden aunts, so to say it's enjoying love, i don't know where they had it from, or where it came from prior to them in the family. well, i hope very much that there was love behind it, and there's no reason to doubt it. of course, at the time it was made, we had just come into the early 20th century and of course a lot of maiden ladies had lost their-- their-- their loved ones to war. and so, well, that might be an explanation to it. but, anyway, there's great curiosity about the value of jewelry of this sort today because it's fundamentally undervalued today. there's a slight reticence to wear these things in public. do you feel sometimes you perhaps wouldn't sometimes you will? yes. happens. and so it would be seriously undervalued, in my opinion, at £4,000. oh. i was not expecting a figure like that. no. it's a brilliant one. absolutely wonderful, then. good. ooh! ( both chuckle )
we get many violins on the antiques roadshow, but very few banjos. i love this instrument because it has the features that you never normally see. fantastic quality everywhere. um, all this inlay going up the neck. mother-of-pearl. and if you just turn it over the little ivory keys at the end. fantastic quality, isn't it? yeah, yeah, yeah i love it. yeah. oh, and it's got the maker's name on it hasn't it? um... j. clamp. that's a good maker's name, isn't it? newcastle. made round about 1890, 1900. um, we've done a little bit of research about it and he only made 30 instruments in his own lifetime, but he made them to a fantastic quality. so, this is the rolls-royce of banjos. oh, right. yeah. a 5-string which is quite unusual. big question is, do you play? no. i would very much like to be able to. i'm very involved in folk music on the singing side, but my sons are both very good musicians, and, you know, i'm hoping that they
will be able to play it before much longer. and a family instrument? been in the family a long time? it's been in the family a long time. this, of course, is my great-grandfather. picture of him playing it here. brilliant. at the end of the 19th century, very fashionable in the music halls. a lot of music coming across, from across the atlantic and then it died away in the 1920s and '30s, so it's great to hear it's going to be revived, especially in your family. as far as value, not a lot, considering this is such a fantastic instrument. probably only in the region of £600 to £800. but as it's not something you're going to sell-- it's going to be used-- i think it's a fantastic piece. thank you so much for bringing it in. that's great. first, looking at this picture, i was struck by the monumentality of it. it's a good, strong, healing composition. the figure represents hebe, the goddess of youth also cupbearer to the gods and she has with her her attributes of a jug, a cup, and the peacock.
but then, what really got my eye was the signature-- harriet halhead, and the date, 1893. 'cause this throws up the whole issue of the problem that women had being taken seriously as artists and the ability, the emerging ability towards the end of the 19th century for women to be able to produce really quite substantial works of art. now, do you know much about this woman? um, i know that she was born in australia, and she came to england, i presume, when she was still a young woman, and went to the sidney cooper arts college in canterbury. then, i think, she moved to london. um, she had various pictures exhibited at the royal academy. the sort of reviews i've read of her paintings say that she was-- seemed to be on the sentimental side. but i don't feel this painting is sentimental. i think monumental is quite a good word to use to describe it. the problem was that women weren't
taken seriously as artists. they had great difficulty getting critics to look at their paintings and say interesting, perceptive stuff. they also had the problem of not being able to train at places like the royal academy. they could exhibit but they couldn't train. and the other ridiculous thing was that they were not judged suitable to look at nude figures in their life-drawing classes. oh, right. yeah. now, my guess about this picture is... ...that the artist has got round the problem of not being able to paint a nude figure by doing a goddess of youth, and it's quite possible that she used a child. who knows? possibly one of her own children. it was quite difficult to get young girls prepubescent girls to pose so, quite possibly it was a boy and thus she was able to produce a picture that had all the stance and presence and intellectual aplomb of something one of her male counterparts could produce,
but managed to thread through the problems the protocol problems, of being a woman. and i must say i love the painting. right. oh, that's good that's good. how did it come into your family? um, i think it was a friend of my father's who found it. my father lived in brighton and was a commercial artist, and he and his friends were very keen on paintings of all sorts, and a friend of his who lived in farnborough in hampshire i think discovered it, and thought my father would like it, and bought it on his behalf, and that was probably in the early '60s. harriet halhead should be an artist who's rated more highly than she is. there will come a time when we probably will all hear about her. at the moment, however it's worth about £6,000. really? hmm! right! ( chuckles ) female artists are on the up. you know, there's something very unusual
about this chester antiques roadshow, and that has been the dearth of japanese eggshell porcelain. on a normal show we will see 10 to 15 sets, and they're, 99 times out of 100, rubbish. once in a while, there's a goody, but not very often. however... this one is something else. i've never seen anything like it in 40 years. where did it come from? it came from my great uncle. he was a mariner with a dutch shipping company and on his travels he picked up pieces like this, brought all sort of exotic things home to his sister to his parents and, eventually, it's come down to me. down to you. it's painted in sepia,
the most unsalable color you can imagine, but it's what's on it that's so extraordinary, and i think it must have been a special commission from somebody who was out in osaka in 1923. well, i was in osaka last year, and it didn't look like that, thank goodness! this is the earthquake and they've taken illustrations probably from newspapers and magazines, which is what the reference is up here. it says... "osaka mainichi shumbun"-- that's the newspaper-- "september 1st, 1923. great 'eabth-quake' of tokyo." classic example of a painter being given something to copy
and not quite understanding what the letters are. that's great. you know, this could be the blitz in london in 1940. i mean, it's absolutely the same. it's an oddity and when you get oddities, it's sometimes difficult to come up with a price. um... it's not to everybody's taste. it certainly isn't. but it is an historical document. you've got one broken cup there but the other pieces are all... it's been like this for as old as i am. a classic method of repairing something by sticking postage stamps on it. yeah, one sees that quite a lot. um... i think we're looking at probably £100 each cup and saucer, and again for each object. so that's one, two three, four, five, discount that, six, seven, eight-- £800. ( faint gasp ) i would have said
£50 for the lot. it was a tremendous amount. that's all right i'll give you 50. ( all laughing ) thank you very much. thank you. so, i suppose it's most appropriate in a cathedral to have a religious subject. well, i suppose jonah is religious in some ways. well, yeah, well from the bible. but how did it get here? i wish i knew. um... my ancestors traveled quite a lot. they went to the crimea, they went to india um, and they did the tour of europe i suppose, in the 1880s. do you favor any particular moments of those? maybe it was in the crimea. i mean, i've always thought of this as being sort of ottoman. well... i think one of those things is right... ...but i don't think the crimea is the one. right. i think i'll favor the low countries, or certainly the european grand tour. it's much more likely this piece here didn't start out life in this frame, so i think what we've got is probably
a 19th-century frame. do you have any clue how old this might be? maybe 17th century. i don't know. i think it's rather earlier than that, actually, for various reasons. i think it's been put into this frame probably in the 1880s. would that sort of fit with the dates that they were traveling around europe? yes, they were traveling 1870s onwards, yes. so i suspect that someone has put it together to sell to a northern european traveler as a treasure to take home. not a fake of the day. not a fake of the day. no, in fact, i'm sure it's not a fake of the day and i think perhaps we'll move on to why. firstly, i think it's made of alabaster... yes. ...which is quite a soft stone. if i were to scratch it, it would scratch relatively easily even with my thumbnail. dates from about 1530, 1540. it's very old. it's extremely old, yes. it's very typically mannerist. this was an art movement where figures were very typically rather elongated. proportions were slightly curious.
and, uh, jonah here-- i love the way he seems to be diving out of this rather bizarre whale. and i suppose this is the ship that he'd fallen out of in the first place to then be-- so we've got a sort of circular movement going on here. it's also quite interesting to see-- there are traces of gilding. there's a little bit behind this foot here. i hadn't noticed that before. and i think it would have looked much richer in its day. sadly, i really am not going to be able to tell you today is that it must have been based on an engraving, almost certainly based on an engraving. so, the sculptor who carved this probably was working from a drawing or an engraving. and it-- it is going to pay to find out. it's an exceptionally rare thing and what also makes it very nice is, although it is in essence a religious subject, it's not overtly religious, and in today's slightly godless world despite this lovely cathedral here you know, that's actually a better thing, commercially. so, would it surprise you that, even without that extra research
to know that, i think if you were to put it in auction today it would make somewhere around about £10,000? woman: that's lovely. it's probably about 10 times what i would have thought. yes, i think that's extraordinary. but, i think you know, that's a very tentative figure. and damaged. and damaged, absolutely. but i think it would pay to do further research, because it is such a wonderful object. well, thank you. very interesting. thank you very much. i'll have to re-insure it. i think so, yes, exactly. well, what a wonderful and wholly appropriate way to end the day here in the cathedral. and i understand that that gentleman's predecessor was also a priest here. we've had a great day here in chester. from the antiques roadshow, bye-bye.
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breaking news coming to us from singapore. in the past few minutes, it was just announced that the indian woman who was gang raped in delhi earlier this month that has caused national average has died. she was being treated at a hospital in singapore where she was on life-support. in india, her brutal attack triggered nationwide protests. the authorities struggling to contain the growing anger. we have received a statement from a doctor, the chief executive of the hospital where she was being looked after. "we are very sad to report the patient passed away peacefully at 4: 40 5:00 a.m. today singapore time. her family and officials from the high commission of india
were at her side. we join her family in mourning her loss. the patient had remained in extremely critical condition since admission to hospital from the morning of december 27. despite all efforts by a team of eight specialists in the hospital to keep per staple, her condition continued to deteriorate over the past two days. she suffered from severe organ failure suffering serious injuries to her body and brain. she was the victim of a gang rape on a bus in delhi, leading to days of street protests. the government using water cannons to try to keep the situation calm on the streets. there was a distinct sense that people in the know were telling us what had to happen to avoid this kind of thing happening again was not only an examination of having the police do their jobs, but reform of how
the authorities to deal with this kind of the incident in delhi. the top line on the story the victim of gang rape in delhi who is being treated at a hospital in singapore has now passed away. a final meeting between president obama and congressional leaders to hammer out a last-minute deal towards the so called -- to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff has finished. john boehner was at the white house today trying to reach an agreement to avoid hundreds of billions of dollars of tax increases and spending cuts. no statement is expected anytime soon. we go live now to washington to war correspondent, ben. >> all of the participants at this meeting left without a word. i don't think we will hear from them the rest of the day. there is a great deal at stake and very little time left.
it has been reported that president obama presented a plan to increase taxes on income over a quarter million dollars per year, as part of the deficit reduction plan to deal with american debt. he would probably say to the congressional leaders that need to figure out a way to get it through, but i think the expectations in washington of a deal are low with only three, four days left until the new year and the media tax hikes and spending cuts taking and -- kicking in. >> that means perhaps heading back into recession? >> yes there is little doubt in washington about the seriousness of the sick jubilation. the problem is withdrawing government demand from the economy too big spending programs cuts with a smothering effect on the tax hikes will
have been very damaging effect on the was economy and by extension the world economy. people know it is serious, but the politics, we know that the house and senate republicans do not want to increase taxes on anybody, so it is very difficult to see how a package can get through congress, certainly in time for the new year. one guess is that they could that the fiscal cliff deadline lapse and then in the new year try to look at it in january to reduce taxes on those people while raising them form the rich, but that is after dropping off. >> we have learned that nancy pelosi is saying that senate leaders will try to craft a fiscal cliff deal. as ben said, they are not giving
any details, no specifics, they're not going to, but nancy pelosi said it will try to craft some sort of deal to avoid heading off the edge of the fiscal cliff. the outgoing prime minister mario monti said he will contest the general election in february. he will lead a coalition of supporting his reform agenda. his appointment last year as the head of the technocratic government sought to end the financial crisis. former prime minister silvio berlusconi is rounding out his new year with a divorce, pinning his ex-wife almost $4 million per month. he was accused of having relationships with young women. the venezuelan president hugo chavez cents a message of faith to his supporters from his hospital bed. the message said that well- wishers and supporters were helping his recovery following the cancer operation.
there is been speculation over whether his health has left him fit to lead the country. a 6-year-old british girl who was abducted by her father and to pakistan three years ago has been reunited with her mother in the u.k. in the past couple of hours she arrived at manchester airport. she was taken from her home in greater manchester on her third birthday, found with the help of the pakistani authorities and is understood to be fit and well. the police officer who met her off the airplane has been talking to the bbc. >> she has been reignited at a hotel near manchester airport with her mother. -- she has been reunited at a hotel near manchester airport with her mother. it is a good news story and this time of the year we are happy that this has come to fruition. >> were you there?
>> >> yes wheat discreetly to occur from the aircraft with a number of extended family. she has been reunited with her mom. clearly, she is 6 years old. she has been in pakistan the past three years, so she is disoriented. she is a bit quiet. she does not speak english at the moment, so will be a long time for her extended family to get to know each other again. but i am sure with the love of the family, it will go well. >> she was taken straight to her mother wilkinson. this was her reaction. >> i am absolutely overwhelmed. i am just absolutely overwhelmed at the moment. >> it has been quite some
christmas. >> at has. -- it has. >> the situation was serious the past few days. >> not knowing where she was notfinding out, seeing pictures of how she looks now and then her coming home and now meeting her it has been an absolute whirlwind. >> you met her on christmas day. >> yes. >> what was it like when you saw the pictures? >> i cannot explain in words what it was like to see her face, which she is actually like now. it is very emotional. >> how will she? >> she is how i expected.
she looks exactly the same as two years ago, just taller and older. >> more news on our website more on the victim of a gang rape on the indian capital of delhi has now died. she was taken to the hospital in singapore because of the extent of her injuries. that led to mass street protests up and down in india. the government taking extraordinary measures to keep the situation calm. the hospital authorities issuing this sad statement. >> in the past few minutes, they said the 23-year-old woman who is gay and raped december 16 has died. they had been warning the past few hours that she was suffering severe organ failure because of injuries she received in the attack. they have confirmed she has
died. >> the government was trying to stop this rising wave of public anger across the country with some amazing scenes. on the streets of delhi, water cannons, protesters not giving in. this news, will that fueled the anger? >> i think the anger will rise considerably. protests on the streets in delhi, people furious at this case and what they see as a kind of rot where the police are not investigating sexual assault and rape properly and that the authorities in general are taking the whole situation regarding rape and sexual assault, they're not taking it seriously. in the past few days, many indian politicians have started issuing public statements, making clear they will try to change attitudes towards this
situation, but it is not known how much can actually be done. >> we have our correspondent on the line from singapore, what are you hearing? >> we just received a statement from the hospital about 30 minutes ago saying that there are very sad to report the patient passed away peacefully at 4:45 local time, about an hour-and-a-half ago. she remained in critical condition ever since she arrived in singapore on december 27 with her family. >> and the level, the amount of injuries she had sustained, it was quite sickening. >> indeed, we knew before she arrived about her abdominal and intestinal injuries in their report she may need to receive an organ transplant. when she arrived cu the doctor
said she had suffered severe brain injuries as well, so her condition continued to deteriorate despite the doctors, eight specialists at the hospital trying to keep her stable. but their efforts did not materialize. >> is anyone speculating what happens now? >> not at this stage. we have literally just received this statement from the hospital saying that her family and the officers from the high commissioner's the high commission or by her side at the hospital when she passed away. at the moment, that is all we know. >> many thanks. it is the middle of the night in delhi, so much so that when the india wakes up to this, we may get a big reaction from this? >> exactly, and the indian media
has been leading with this story. they realize the stress on the streets. it will probably be leading with this again not going away anytime soon. this may just make them even angrier. you are watching "bbc world news." still to come, fewer murders less crimes, the big apple losing its reputation. >> pakistan preparing to lift a three-month block on youtube. the site had been barred since september after posting an anti- islam video causing protests and riots. the interior minister said the bloc would be done within 24 hours. australian police say that the two radio percenters --
presenters are not likely to face prosecution. a senior officer from scotland yard has not asked to interview the deejays, who impersonated the queen and prince charles. advertisements of people smoking cigarettes with a tumor being launched in the u.k. this marks a return to shock campaigning. you are watching "bbc world news." the top stories, an indian woman being treated in singapore with severe injuries sustained during a gang rape has died. president obama is meeting with congressional leaders to try to avert with -- truck to try to avert the fiscal cliff. the past year has been a record year for new york with
less murders than any time than in the past 15 years. mayor michael bloomberg said there were just over 400 homicides in 2012, 100 less than in the previous year. one man knows a lot about that subject, new york city's deputy police commissioner, paul brown who joins us live right now. mr. brown, congratulations. how have you done it? >> thank you mainly through 35,000 men and women in uniform but particularly through something called operation at attack where we send as many uniformed police officers as possible into areas where we have seen spikes and violence particularly shootings. >> that sounds almost like a back to basics campaign. why was the decision taken to go in that direction? >> well, it started with mayor bloomberg and commissioner kelly coming into the office right
after 9/11 with a deep downturn in the economy, less tax revenue. we lost 6000 police officers through attrition, we have 6000 fewer now than we had then. that forced us to take a look at how we deploy officers into the city. instead of dividing them up as we usually did into 76 precincts, we focused better on defining exactly where the most violent crimes were happening and putting the biggest number of officers there, the biggest bang for the block. new recruits coming out of the police academy, they all went there. they all went there, teams of experienced officers and teams with specialized units, heavy weapons officers and plain clothes to undercover officers etc. >> if we are talking 400
homicides in 2012, it is the line on the graph going down are you anticipating 2013 been better than this year? >> we would love that to be the case. we do not want to jinx it, however. after 9/11, people said crime had no where to go but up. it went down. also, by the way, new york city has been the target of 16 terrorist plots since 9/11. none of them have succeeded thanks to both the nypd and our federal partners. we have a lot on our plate, but i do not want to predict another record year before we get there. >> mr. brown, maybe you'll come back in the air and it will be a good news story. that i would love to, thank you. greece has become the gateway to hundreds of thousands
of migrants to enter the country, many of them muslims. athens remains the only eu capital without unofficial moscow. now there are plans to build one next year. will the bankrupt companies -- will the bankrupt country have trouble delivering? >> underground crowded, a legal, the place of worship for muslims and athens. dozens of these poor rooms serve be a huge community. -- dozens of these prior rooms serve out a huge community. >> we respect all religions but they did not have the respect of our muslims to provide as a regular, legal mosque for our workshop. >> the shadow of a now distant past.
no mosques have been built in athens since christian greece gained independence in 1832 the omi e.u. capital without. but could that change? this was the site chosen for the first mosque. but previous promises have come to nothing in there is a financial crisis. >> there was a fear in the greek society about the construction of a mosque. we must overcome these fears. it is the commitment of the greek state about the construction and commitment. >> there is still resistance. well over 90% of greeks are orthodox christians. while many accept the moscow plan, many are opposed resentful of mass migration here. >> greece fought hundreds of
centuries of terrorism -- of tyranny by muslims. we totally oppose this. >> pride in their own faith is clear, but can they resist the respect of the other? this is a country where religion is intrinsic to national identity, where church and state are intimately linked. the questions for today's greece is what kind of state is willing to become, how tolerant, how multicultural. they're more inward looking more fearful but greece must now decide whether to extend its hand to it is long, whether its capital should no longer stand alone in europe. sports news, nadal said he will not play next month and the australian open because of illness. he is still struggling with a
stomach virus. the illness has disrupted his recovery from a knee injury. he confirmed today that he will miss both the australian open and the warm-up event in doha. a wave of films catering to older audiences. one of the most successful stars british actors in their sixties and seventies. they have been doing well worldwide, particularly in the u.k. and the u.s. from the york, we have this report. >> a trend, old people in the movies. next month, a movie set at a retirement home story musicians and several british actors. tommy lee jones succeeded this year in "i hope springs" been called a midlife romantic comedy.
and then there was the marigold hotel, the story of a british retiree at a hotel in india that has been very profitable, costing $10 million to make, taking in $140 million around the world. the film cast is unusual because of many of its older characters. >> they are taking charge. >> the new wave of films is being welcomed. and everything is geared towards the youth and to see people my age makes me feel good on film like we are not forgotten. >> liam neeson is flourishing as an action star at the age of 60, maintaining that older people have been underserved by hollywood. >> they're making movies for 15-
year-old up to 25-year-olds. >> studios maintain that older people figure into their calculations. >> older audiences are avid moviegoers, they grew up with the habit, and they like to go to theaters, so they are an important part. >> the supply of movies catering to older people will continue, partly because the moviegoing audience appears to be getting older. last year in the u.s., the number of teenagers going to the cinema declined, while admissions among older people increased. the statistics may reflect the 78-strong baby boom generation have been more time to go to the movies more often. and films resonating with older audiences are winning awards. this film took home the top
prize at the cannes film festival, and just last week admitted on to the preliminary short list for best foreign that movie oscar. >> more news on the website >> make sense of international news at >> funding for this presentation was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york stowe, vermont, and honolulu newman's own foundation and union bank. >> at union bank our relationship managers work hard to understand the industry you operate in, working to nurture new ventures and help provide capital to achieve your
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